Background

PRIVATELY HOSTED CONTAINERS

A truly dedicated environment for cloud-native development and infrastructure as code. For customers with specific application development requirements, high security and compliance standards and businesses that wish to build a bespoke container platform.

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Building, troubleshooting and maintaining networks, storage and virtual machines for application development costs businesses significant time and money every day. Our secure, privately hosted containers remove this burden by giving you a genuinely dedicated self-service development environment.

Using our cloud-native computing model that supports modern best practices, your developers can orchestrate applications and their supporting infrastructure through the full lifecycle, ensuring accurate testing and smooth implementation every time. Container images have a reduced attack surface with a bare minimum of libraries, removing the worry that comes with patching hundreds of virtual machines. Underlying images can be updated, patched and rolled out as part of the regular application development process.

With a clearly specified infrastructure that is known to the orchestration platform, you'll also have the flexibility to horizontally scale your containers according to your resources and requirements.

Well suited to customers with specific application development requirements, high security and compliance standards and businesses that wish to build a bespoke container platform.

WHY CHOOSE THE BUNKER?

At The Bunker, dedicated means dedicated. Unlike on other platforms, you'll have exclusive access to your own secure container stack and all underlying networks, storage facilities and servers. If you're servicing clients with exacting security demands and concerns around multi-tenanted cloud services, this gives you the perfect opportunity to show that your business holds itself to equally high standards.

You can also lean on The Bunker's expertise to create and deploy images and application templates, while benefiting from the freedom to get your applications up and running in an environment that works for you. We've created an infrastructure where you can integrate orchestrated application deployments with standard developer tools, source code repositories and workflows.

But our privately hosted containers aren't one-size-fits-all. You can integrate with our other dedicated platform components including bare-metal databases, persistent storage and perimeter security devices to build a bespoke platform, tailored to your requirements.

From a compliance perspective, both you and your customers can rest assured that everything at The Bunker is built with the highest security standards in mind. Privately hosted docker registries and digitally signed images ensure the integrity of our deployed containers, while our managed, simplified and seamless patching means you can take back resources that were previously spent on manually updating virtual machines.


OpenShift®

Our privately hosted container platforms are built on OpenShift®, an open source container application platform by Red Hat.®

With added container management and infrastructure deployment tools, OpenShift® simplifies complex projects by improving ease of application development and lifecycle management.

HOW PRIVATELY HOSTED CONTAINERS WORK

Our privately hosted container platforms are built, managed and monitored by The Bunker's in-house experts within your own private cloud. Developers can manage projects and applications through the command-line and web console access, and full API control allows them to work with various orchestration tools.

Using your Bunker-hosted or cloud-based source code repository of choice and webhooks, we make it easy to commit changes to an application source code tree, which automatically redeploys the modified application. If the container is replicated, the changes will conveniently be rolled out to each container in the customer's pod. Developers can easily manage the required number of container replicas and per-application scaling behaviour.

Dedicated container platforms are highly available with connections passed through a proxy router, allowing for fault tolerance and minimal downtime for patching and upgrades.

We can support you in establishing high-speed connectivity to hosted services outside the container platform. Using OpenShift®, you can configure external endpoints to discover these services and access them seamlessly from container-based applications, making the application development process as streamlined as possible.

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